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  • FDA FY2019 Human Tissue And Cell Therapy Observations And Trends

    Very soon after publication of the FY2018 data on human tissue and cell therapy products, the FDA released the data from FY2019, which we address here. We examine data from FY2019 and a total of five years’ worth of trends in GMP inspection enforcement in this area. The regulations that govern this area, 21 CFR 1271, are the same regulations that govern segments of human cell therapy and gene therapy products. Human cell and gene therapy products are part of FDA’s Regenerative Medicine framework.

  • UPDATED: New EMA Requirements On Nitrosamines — What ALL Pharma Companies Need To Know

    The EMA recently issued two new publications containing information on nitrosamines for marketing authorisation holders (MAHs). Every MAH and manufacturer of chemically synthesized APIs and resulting drug products should carefully read the new EMA expectations on potential nitrosamine contamination.

  • Packaging Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) For Medicinal Products

    Has your supplier of primary packaging materials for medicinal products established and implemented — and continued to maintain — an adequate quality management system (QMS)? Generally, most suppliers of packaging materials maintain an ISO 9001 QMS. However, the requirements of ISO 9001 may not provide the necessary levels of good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and rigor to ensure the packaging materials are adequate for their intended use.

  • Pulling Double Duty: Packaging Considerations For Combination Products

    Blending formula and function into one neatly packaged item may seem to simplify the drug delivery process for end users, be they healthcare professionals or patients, but a product that pulls double duty comes with its own set of challenges. Combination products require their own precautions and packaging measures that help to ensure quality, safety, and reliability.

  • They’re Not Mind Readers: Have You Told Your Suppliers What You Want?

    There are many reasons for issues to crop up in a supply chain. For some, there aren’t realistic, economical work-arounds available to every company to mitigate all consequences.

  • The Need For Digital Networks To Support Cell And Gene Therapies

    Cell and gene therapies have a level of complexity from a supply chain perspective that needs new approaches, including a high level of information sharing and integration. This topic was covered from different perspectives at two recent conferences.

  • How “Two People With A Molecule” Can Build A Quality Culture

    Robert Lutz, Ph.D., is chief science officer of Iksuda Therapeutics, a 20-person start-up developing new antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) to target difficult-to-treat cancers. With an extensive background in ADC development, he believes that building mature quality capabilities is what your company must do every day from day one.

  • An Analysis Of The FDA’s Drug Shortages Root Cause Report

    In Oct. 2019, the FDA's Drug Shortage Task Force published a report that identified root causes of drug shortages across the U.S. healthcare system and made recommendations for effectively resolving those underlying issues. This article summarizes the report's findings and discusses potential next steps the FDA may take.

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Starting with the editorial, What If Our Generics Strategy Has Been All Wrong?, Outsourced Pharma Chief Editor Louis Garguilo presents this series exploring the subjects of patents and pricing, innovative drugs versus generics, and our entire healthcare system. Learn more in this free collection of articles.

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